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Sep 25, 2012 3:00pm PDT
taxes and economic policy really boils down to this. the more specific romney gets, the more it will enable democrats to make the case that romney represents no change from the last republican to be president. such a big -- >> i think that's where we're starting to see the problem, because if he gets specific, he reminds every one of the bush era that many americans feel led us into this problem. if he doesn't get specific, then he gains no traction and if he gets specific, mud cat, the right wing and the far right he's trying to placate starts examining so he's between a right hard rock and a right hard place. look at the fact in florida he's losing by four points. it's not just ohio. in florida romney's down four points. how narrow is romney's path to victory at this point, mud cat. yo you're a political strategist. how narrow is that path to victory? >> i think it -- i think it's very narrow at this point. you were talking about trickle down economics. you know, everybody i know doesn't believe now that water runs uphill. and to say that money runs downhill to me is just a
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 3:00pm EDT
. but these are the numbers that are really bearing down on the gop nominee. these are mitt romney's likability numbers in six key battleground stat states. topping our political headlines, mitt romney going after president obama on foreign policy today. in his weekly podcast, romney said the president is fumbling his response to events in the middle east. >> this week, when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. that casual assessment of shocking events reveals that the president really doesn't understand the gravity of the challenges that we face in the broader middle east. >> meanwhile, the obama campaign is out with a new ad, it takes aim at romney's experience at bain capital, spotlighting workers who said they lost their jobs because governor romney was more concerned about short-term profits than creating jobs. >> people need to know what mitt romney did to miriam, indiana, in 1994. >> you don't just come in and take everything everybody's got and destroy a business. i mean, that's what they did.
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
that this election comes down to all the plans that governor romney has. and actually, i think his economic plan is pretty clear. i think it probably comes down to a group of voters who might have voted for president obama the first time, but for whatever reason, they're still undecided. they already know what president obama did his first term. they didn't like it. the question is, is he going to kind of change gears and do something different? be a little more of the type of president who will reach across the aisle. for some reason, he hasn't closed the deal with these voters. that gives governor romney a great opportunity. >> matt, you say the president hasn't closed the deal with voters. he's ahead in nine different polls -- >> but my point, craig, is this. is that if he had all the voters right now, today, that he had in 2008, this thing would be over. but he doesn't. those who are still undecided and many of those polls you cite, even though i could quibble with most of them, many show the president under 50%. there are voters who voted for president the first time, but they're not with h
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 10:00am PDT
state in the last three or four elections. a poll among likely voters that has mitt romney down eight points. the trend in polling in that state, all the polls, obama is way, internal polling has obama ahead in the mid to high single digits. today ohio does not look the same as florida, for example. florida looks like a true toss up. colorado looks like a toss up. nevada. ohio, by the numbers does not and i would say and we've talked about this, without ohio there are scenarios mitt romney can be elect elected president in terms of winning 270 electoral votes. he needs ohio or i needs to find a way in some combination of wisconsin, iowa, michigan or pennsylvania. >> before i let you go, jeff, jump in here as well. paul ryan has spoken out on that incredible missed call at the end of the packers/seahawks game. the nfl is saying they stand by the call, at least roger goodell is under a lot of pressure. this is paul ryan in cincinnati. >> going to start off on something that was really troubling that occurred last night. did you guys watch that packer game last night? i mean, give me a b
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 1:00pm EDT
to disavow the statement means they ultimately agreed with governor romney. but i think what bogged down, to be honest -- >> let'set pastthat >>e teacnd c back to the things the president talked about today, iran. again, close to a nuclear weapon. supporting terrorism around the world. syria, up in flames. the president calling the step down, assad, seemingly nowhere ra fnghi oln. wn let's take a step back and evaluate where we are in the world. there's a sense things are a little mess? >> do you think the american people want a third war? this is a question that the president obama responded on "60 minutes." is governor mn rlly epoo wh iran right now and open up a regional war? >> so governor romney has not advocated military action and any suggestion that he has by the president or his surrogates is a mischaracterization. >> what would he do on iran. >>hatoverr romn's er, is a weak posture in the region makes war more likely. let me be specific on that. if we continually broadcast as we have over the last several years that the military oion is the -- is something the u.s atee communic
CBS
Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of three voters is over 65, romney trails president obama by four points. 51% to 47%. in ohio, romney is down eight points, 52% to 44%. and it gets about the same z mbers in virginia, eight points behind. in those three states, of senior voters who said medicare is extremely important 53% are going with president obama, 42% mitt romney. we asked dean reynolds to tell us more about the medicare factor. >> the first step to a stronger strcare is to repeal obamacare. oboos) because it represents the worst of both worlds! >> reporter: a week ago when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in new orleans, he got an earful. >> the law turned medicare boo into a piggy bank for obamacare! (boos) >> reporter: that frosty reaction is borne out in new polling, both by cbs news and others which found more people thought the president would do a better job handling medicare than governor romney. the "washington post" and kaiser foundation surveyed voters in virginia, ohio, and florida. in those states that found that saj
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, the romney campaign is running no ads whatsoever in pennsylvania. mr. romney is down 12 points in "the new york times" poll this week. pennsylvania is not in play. i guess that's why tonight he'll head up to battleground massachusetts. yes, another fund-raiser. this time with the president of the new england patriots, son of the patriots owner. good thing that strike is over. could be a bit awkward collecting 75 grand a plate. if you're wondering why mitt romney isn't complaining in, say, florida, it may be that mitt romney never, ever wants to cibo se see boca raton again. case in point, vice president joe biden in boca raton this afternoon who had a quite different view of the 47%. >> these people are fighting back with every single thing they have. i don't sense any sense of dependency. they're just looking for a little opportunity, a level playing field, a fair shot. my dad used to say, joey, i don't expect the government to solve my problems but i do expect them to understand my problems. >> did i mention that mitt romney will be fund-raising up in chestnut hill? let's get to our hand
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
so much for your time. nice to see you. so just minutes from now, mitt romney will sit down with nbc's brian williams to offer his ideas for turning away our failing schools. it's part of nbc's education nation summit and we'll take that interview live from the new york public library as soon as it happens. but joining me right now is u.s. secretary of education arne duncan. it's great to have you here. mitt romney and others have accused of president of putting teachers unions ahead of school kids, the prime example what we've seen out of chicago that put some 350,000 students out in the cold with no classroom to go to. what do you say to the krcritic that are using that example? >> it's a false choice and we all have to work together on behalf of children. obviously no one wants a strike. teachers did not want it. but at the end of the day, chicago got to a great place. they have a great contract that honors and respects teachers and values as the professionals they are and it continued to help drive the reform movement in chicago. so we need to put politics and ideology to the sid
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
well it's going to reflect on the down boll ballot. >> right now, obama leads romney by seven points in wisconsin. what effect do you think -- when you're traveling every day, working 24 hours a day practically campaigning, your head is around meeting people, remembering names, being nice to people, and trying to think. the other thing going on the whole time, they're trying to think to make their president. how does that get into people's minds, do you think, when they're talking to you? >> yeah, i have to tell you that when people are focusing on the u.s. senate race they're asking themselves a couple basic questions, whose side are you on? who's fighting for the hard working middle class families of wisconsin? they know i'm on their side and that's what i've done. they're also learning a lot about what tommy thompson has been doing for the last decade of his life. he left wisconsin and joined the bush administration. in his service there, he gave the drug companies a sweetheart deal with the medicare part "d" program. he made it illegal for medicare to bargain with the drug compan
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the pressure is mounting. bill o'reilly tried to tell republicans to calm down about the debate. that they're expecting way too much of mitt romney. but this being bill o'reilly, he ended up putting even more pressure on romney. >> i think the expectations for the debate are too high. particularly conservative republican americans are expecting mitt romney to go out there and do something and i don't know whether that as even possible right now. the first debate means everything. the whole world is watching this thing. this is a big, big debate on wednesday night. this is much bigger than the mccain-obama debate. >> today mitt romney traveled from boston to colorado where the debate will be held as a major player in romney's fund raiser confirmed to fox business that a few new york donors have backed away from financial commitments to the romney campaign and instead said they will spend their money to help the republicans hold on to the house of represents and pick up seats in the senate. the debates will be very important, said one person with knowledge of the matter. if romney does well,
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm PDT
romney as a plutocrat, someone out of touch with the main stream and romney doubles down on obama's strategy with this video that came out. so they're in a real situation here and they've got a short time to right it. >> it's offensive if you unpack and think about it. what he's saying is we're all stupid. we don't remember that the polls have shown republicans up a lot. and secondly this idea that people in the media, if their personal views go one way, the product of the reporting goes another way. i don't think there's resonating with the public at all. if you go back to important media failures like the iraq war or the financial crisis, on iraq there may have been a lot of reporters who were personally skeptical but there was a collective media failure in the way they covered it. so the idea that someone's personal views are always going to represent them in what they write or how they report, i don't think that computes, i think you would have to be dumb or tuned out to buy the crap that paul ryan is peddling there. >> and then there's the question of who is the real arnold s
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00pm EDT
york times"/cbs/quinnipiac poll, obama leads romney by ten points. down in florida, the president's lead in the poll is nine, 53-44. the president looks to be opening up a big lead now, even in the face of this coordinated tack from the right. with me now are mother jones bure chief and msnbc political contributor david corn and cynthia tucker. i want to talk about the good news for the obama team right now. cynthia, why do you think -- take a minute here -- despe this ugly campaign i've just pointed out in its pattern, its th, tarin try to delegitimize this president, why is he doing well in the toughest states? >> we've talked about what campaign has done wrong. we hav't spent as much time s r. out e gsma a do lf gs right. for one thing, he's just a stronger candidate. he relates to people better. 's me apoale his favorability rates are higher, while romney has high unfavorability ratings. but obama actually has a set of principles he believes in. so, has mge tt carries out on the campaign trail over and over again. mitt romney doesn't appear to have anything he believes in s
Current
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
on to colorado. the latest "washington post" poll has romney down by 8 in ohio but as stephanie mentioned his campaign says it is not worried because its own internal polls are much more favorable however the campaign is refusing to release any specifics on those super secret magic ohio polls. naturally, bloomberg is polling likely voters and finds that 49% see mitt romney unfavorably. this is the highest unfavorable in the month of september for a presidential challenger in 30 years. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. on current tv. >>i feel like i don't even know you. >>just stay on your side of the screen, okay? >>brought to you by geico. 15 minutes could save 15% or more on car insurance. visit geico.com for a free rate quote. an energizing fruit or relaxing mint flavor. new 5 rpm gum. stimulate your senses. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. it's go time. what time is it rob? oh, then it's go. go. go. go time. anybody? anybody? what time is it? oh, right. go time! [
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm PDT
at fastreliefchallenge.com. >>> if mitt romney goes down to defeat, there is supposed to be a silver lining for paul ryan. namely that he'll immediately become one of the front-runners if not the front-runner for republican party's next presidential nomination in 2016. after all, ryan is a rock star on the right. ask a conservative to diagnose what's wrong with the romney campaign and you'll hear variations of the same refrain over and over. let ryan be ryan. of course, it's no mystery why romney isn't heeding these calls. ryan's policy ideas may be gospel on the right but when it comes to general election voters, they're problematic, so ryan has been muzzled and forced to play a role he wasn't cut out for. generic vice presidential nominee. this could reap ryan's benefit after the election. conservatives are itching to see and hear more of him. if romney loses, ryan can say, hey, guys, i was trying to be a team player. i was as frustrated as you. next time let's run the kind of campaign we want to run. in the 2016 heavyweight will thus be born. but there's another possibility, too,
Current
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
're fully expecting a 90-minute attack aimed at tearing romney down. mr. obama's traveling press secretary is joking about the whole attempt to lower expectations saying well, he could just fall right off the stage. the president is up in basically all of the most recent polls. gallup has him at 50 to 44%. reuters has him up by 7 and even fox news has him up by 5. even some top romney officials are admitting he's a lousy candidate! according to politico this morning, republicans even some of those working for romney say the real problem is not the polls or the gaffes or the leaked 47% remark, it's just mitt romney. they say he's a great businessman but when it comes to leading a political campaign, he is just, plain unnatural. and planned parenthood is stepping up its attacks against the romney campaign. this week, voters in virginia are getting fliers in the mail warning romney would turn back the clock for women. it also highlights his plan to eliminate federal funding for planned parenthood. we're back with more
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
touched down in ohio. >> ohio. >> ohio. >> ohio. >> romney, ryan, romney ryan. >> there we go, all right. >> does he have any. >> i come back to number three. >> romney is a strikeout. >> if we don't run chris christie, romney will be the nominee and he'll lose. >> it is a big day in the big apple. >> president obama is in new york right now. >> america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy. >> there was president obama giving a speech. >> i accept people are going to call me awful things every day. >> then there was mitt romney. >> the few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. >> if he's going to double down on that 47, that will cause difficulties. >> wait a couple of days for that bounce. >> he has no past that i can ever spot. >> i can appreciate your kind words. >> when i was a boy i used to think that becoming rich and becoming famous would make me happy. boy, was i right. >> yeah, he said that. with just 42 days until the presidential election and with a new poll showing mitt romney's path to the presidency rapidly narrowing, paul ryan is rapidly realizing th
FOX Business
Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm EDT
on the issue, mitt romney may be down in the polls but that is nothing compared it a bunch of business big wigs who are just down, period, fewer than every are looking to expand or hire, which explains why many are so down in this economy, our question is, how is it swing state voters feel up about things, and make sense of the president when folks who hire imare not. to -- hire them are not. noel, that is a big, big political disconnect. >> you know, i actually that is true, because i have to tell you, the cfo is the heart beat for corporate america. they are seeing you know the financial side of things, and they are negative, and depressed about it, that is something you should take notice. i just did a private round table for senator wicker out of mississippi. we had about 10 businessmen around for this fund-raiser, one of guys was a cfo of a very large company, and very well respected, senator wicker asked him, what do you think about the future? what is your feeling? he actually said, well, i'm loading up on gold bullion, i'm go to buy a farm in arkansas, i thought that should tell you a l
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
the same time, to somewhat different kroundz. the buckeye battle goi down even as devastating new polls show serious tubles for the urhe president cracked 50% in gallup's dailily tracking poll, leading romney by six points nationwide. poll this is week have shown mitt romney trailing in just about every battleground state in this campaign. but nowhere is he in deeper trble than in the deps o oh yes, in case you were wondering why poor mitt was dragged out onto the tarmac in his windbreaker after an exhausting day in new york, in case you're wondering why he's busting from ervie ted heights to toledo, that's because romney's path to the white house is facing one giant obstacle. here's a hint. it's round on the sides and high in the middle. case in point, the latest new york times/abnews poll ging est a n-t ino. the fourth poll to give the incumbent a wide advantage in the state. and enough for abc news to move the state's crucial 18 electoral votes out of battleground staters toean obama. and as we now ow del's in the details with romney failing to make the sale on almost any issue, incl
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
romney/ryan is tax cuts for the wealthy. let this trickle down system that's failed us in the past let's go back to that try it at least one more time. let's enrich our wealthy friends. and it's not selling in ohio, martin. and i don't believe it's going to sell across the country. because people understand these are difficult times. the president is working. he's got a serious agenda. he's a focused, mature man. and all they're doing is trying to tear him down and make themselves an alternative. you know, they wanted to make this a referendum on barack obama. it has become a referendum on mitt romney and paul ryan. and because of that -- >> yes, sir. but in your state, mr. romney hasn't been helped much by local republicans, for example, governor cass governor kassic. and i want to play you a batch of back tape. take a listen. >> i hope you all know that ohio's coming back. from 48th in job creation to number four. number one in the midwest. we have grown 123,000 jobs in the state of ohio. our families are going back to work. >> my heart aches for the people. income'
Current
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
is going to talk down romney's chance of winning. they are going to show mr. obama way up in the polls, so republicans go why even bother voting. >> stephanie: there we go again. reporting the actual polls, karl. >> did you assume for a minute that you could use numbers without being accused of being a liberal, and this is what the republicans are doing. for the last couple of weeks it has been, look, the polls are really tight. and for a while they had a point there, the national polls were really tight. but we don't elect our president by the national polls. it is through the electoral college. >> stephanie: yeah. and the other number he apparently didn't want to mention is the fox news poll. which shows obama way ahead. >> that's where things get inconvenient. >> stephanie: yeah. he is at the point where he is approaching double digits in florida, ohio and virginia and the calculus said -- calculus from my right-wing friends is an advanced form of math -- the calculus said if romney didn't win florida he could not come up with the electorates to win at all. and now no
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
have a better shot. >> they're not listening and mr. romney is down 12 points in pennsylvania. krystal ball, lilia inna. next, he drove a wiener mee biel. now paul ryan may be driving team romney off a cliff. stay with us. >> and take a look at this. one of the six oscar maier winner mobiles crashed into a house yesterday. [ female announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. sven's home security gets the most rewards of any small business credit card! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great businesses deserve the most rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in yo
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm PDT
they should have down. the latest "washington post" poll shows for the first time, mitt romney is slightly better regarded on the question of who will do better leading the economy over the next four years than the president? that's through no good offices of mitt romney on his own. that's in spite of what mitt romney has done. >> howard, we have heard so much about the disgruntled folks within the romney/ryan camp. the way it's unfolding in the polls is not good. there's a report that says that romney is beginning to lose donors who were shifting their money to house and senate races. what's going on here? is this starting to take its toll on the campaign? >> yes. in many ways, what mitt romney's challenge is on wednesday night is to stop the bleeding within his own party and within his own camp. absolutely. behind the scenes, republicans are very worried. some are saying so publically. if mitt romney doesn't reassure them within the first half hour of the debate, they are goners. now you're seeing already, a lot of the independent super pacs who are blessed with their own money are going
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 12:00am PDT
a hard time making a point. let's break down what paul ryan is actually saying here. romney and ryan will give $5 trillion in tax breaks to the wealthiest americans. subtract an unspecified amount of money of unnamed deductions. somehow you're going to get a revenue neutral tax plan. it's a plan so bogus not even a fox news host can understand it. >> you haven't given me the math. >> i don't have the -- it would take me too long to go through the math. >> paul ryan, paul ryan, if you want to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, we're going to have to explain your plans to the american people. take all the time you want. especially here on "the ed show." you guys have been complaining about media fairness preponderance let's talk it over. today paul ryan told a radio host in milwaukee why he wouldn't give chris wallace the math. >> i didn't want to get into all the math of this because everybody would start changing the channel. >> so nice of paul ryan to be concerned about chris wallace's ratings rather than presenting the e details of his plan to the voters. paul ryan is the cha
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 3:00am EDT
romney will turn the presidential race upside down with his debate performance? chris california fee nous joins me for the co favorite surrogate >>> and buddy chris od, and thee >>> and another big debate tonight. and you are going to see the coverage right here before anywhere else. democrat wayne powell just finishes debate with eric cantor. i'll talk to the man trying to unseat one of the biggest obstructionists in congress. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using the hash tag ed show. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for watching tonight. the presidential debate is just two days away in denver. here's chris christie talking about how incredibly well mitt romney is going to do. >> on wednesday night, mitt romney is going to be standing on the same stage as the president of the united states and i'm telling you come thursday morning, the entire narrative of the race is going to change. here's the great news for republicans. we have a candidate who is going to contrast what his view and what the president's record is. and this whole race will be turned upsid
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
in the polls to bush. he ended up losing by two or three points. romney's only down three points. romney needs to carry -- >> but he didn't win. here's the other thing. the average going back to 68, the average undecided has been 13.5%. right now, you have a small undecided electorate out there. you've had $72 million spent by the super pacs attacking the president. what is mitt romney going to say that $72 million hasn't said about the president? is he going to sing -- >> please, no singing. >> isn't it the truth that voters discount what is said in ads, because they already think it's spined and they trust a little bit more what the candidates say? >> people hate negative ads. >> there's a reason why they keep doing it, because they work. >> here's the bottom line, though. annual one of five are watching it. the persuadable voters are watching "american idol" or "dancing with the stars." >> they're going to hear the news the next day. >> the opinion makers, the people that they talk to around the coffee the day after, you folks who talk about it on television, you're going to tell them who w
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 3:30pm PDT
a whole bunch of candidates running down the ballot running from mitt romney. >> chuck todd in our washington newsroom, thanks. >>> tomorrow is the first monday in october, that mean tsz supreme court begins it's new term, the court expected to decide on cases involving affirmative action, specifically the role of race in college admissions as well as voting rights and same-sex marriage. when nbc nightly news continues on this sunday evening, life on the front lines with a famed u.s. army division. >>> and carmageddon 2, what happened when they shut down the busine busiest freeway in america. wow that's...short. to learn more talk to your health care provider. [ female announcer ] fluzone intradermal vaccine is fda approved for 18-64 year olds. it shouldn't be given to anyone with a severe allergic reaction to any vaccine component including eggs, egg products or a prior dose of influenza vaccine. tell your doctor if you've ever had guillian-barrÉ syndrome. redness, firmness, swelling and itching at the injection site occur more frequently than with fluzone vaccine. other common s
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 2:00am PDT
last night. he's hunkering down with the senator playing obama. you won't see much of mitt romney until wednesday night. same thing for the president. he's in nevada. he'll fly to denver on wednesday. he's got senator john kerry playing mitt romney in the debate preps. the president did have a chance to talk to a few people. he delivered some pizzas to the local obama for reelection campaign office out there. very nice of them. delivering pizza to the workers. he also talked about not getting out much. take a listen. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >> wow, wow. this is john. he's doing his homework. >> also you have some new polls for us. where are we seeing the candidates now? >> nationally, this race is extremely close. four polls came out yesterday over the last 4 hours. let's talk about ours. cnnorc.com. 47 for mitt romney. that three-point advantage for the president is -- what is the key issue on wednesday night in this is about domestic issues. take a look at the economy numbers. about as close as you can get. o
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
the two candidates barack obama is going to win. >> mitt romney's numbers are down in key swing states. and let me play for you what was said yesterday by former -- by ohio governor john kay sick about those polls. >> in these polls don't even pay attention to them. the numbers you just cited are numbers i didn't pay attention to on my own numbers because it depends when you ask, it defends how you ask, it depends what the sample is. look, i think this is very close out here. >> governor, three polls in swing states in just a couple of days. they all show the movement 2re7 trending away from mitt romney, toward barack obama. is there something an internal polling in the romney that's telling them something different, are they kidding themselves? >> well, i think that's internal to the romney campaign, i don't even know those numbers but i can tell you the two ads we just saw are engaging on the right topic for the american t voters. a business round-table last week had a meeting. our ceo said it privately and then publicly yesterday, we released a big drop, third sharpest drop in expec
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT
voters this will be his chance to cut through the noise and speak directly to voters. >> governor romney down at least in nine recent swing state polls. most regard wednesday's debate at his last best chance to win over voters. how is his message or perhaps even his tone. how is it going to be different wednesday than what we've seen and heard so far? >> look, i mean i think he's going to get a chance to speak directly to voters. he's going to talk about this is a clear choice in this election. do people want a romney/ryan ticket that is going to look to create prosperity and jobs and upward mobility for americans? or do they want more of the past four years that they have seen, which hasn't been very bright and it's been obama's failed economic policies that haven't been working. so i think this is great opportunity for governor romney to outline his plans. i don't think wednesday is a make-or-break night. i think he'll do great and i think you'll see the numbers in the polls tighten. >> i want to call your attention to some critics of the campaign on the right and the left. on fox news
Current
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
taking action. trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft. that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can't steal democracy. ♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> i'm being cast on the role of bad girl oddly titillating. >> stephanie: this morning is getting weirder and weirder. >> how did the president find a phone booth in which to change into his obama man outfit. >> stephanie: for those of you listening on the radio, i'm sorry, because someone sent us a cardboard cutout of the president dressed as super man. >> it's very large. >> stephanie: it is very large. okay. 34 minutes after the hour -- thank you whoever sent that. thanks. >> sure. >> stephanie: it's right here in captain america's underpants. it's tuesday -- there's only one man that understands, the author of video in america. ♪ pierce ♪ >> stephanie: charlie pierce political columnist for esquire.com. >> get your head out of there. you don't know where it has been. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: good morning charlie pierc
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 3:00pm PDT
romney has watered down the paul ryan that they have come to love and respect and think of him as very much the standard bearer of the future of the republican party. i think everyone is on the lookout to see ryan go his own way sort of the way that we've seen sarah palin do that. i think that's what everybody is waiting to see, if paul ryan is going to do that. i think he's very much a good soldier so i tend to think that he probably wouldn't do that in the way that sarah palin did that but we'll have to see. >> nia-malika henderson and ryan grim, thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you. >>> still ahead, offensive photos of the president posted by a republican party chapter in a key swing state. is this what's happening on the far right of the gop? stay with us. [ male announcer ] with a driving range of more than 550 miles you'll inevitably find yourself on a desolate highway in your jeep grand cherokee. and when you do, you'll be grateful for the adaptive cruise control that automatically adjusts your speed when approaching slower traffic. and for the blind-spot monitor... [ b
WETA
Sep 28, 2012 8:30pm EDT
so with other polls, but at this stage polls go up, polls go down. >> this week on "inside washington," mitt romney's rough ride. the fight for ohio. >> you may have noticed that there is an election going on. >> we are going to win ohio. >> the foreign policy debate. >> i was certain and continue to be certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> "bumps in the road"? we had an ambassador assassinated. >> rare bipartisan agreement. >> did you guys watched the packers game last night? give me a break. it is time to get the real refs. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> it has been a rough couple of weeks for mitt romney. the president has opened up leads in battleground states like ohio, wisconsin, florida, colorado. you would have thought that the assassination of an american ambassador in libya, attacks on embassies elsewhere in the middle east, would have offered mitt romney hagel the opportunity to reframe the debate, but he cannot seem to get there. politico began a piece on friday by telling us with the problem is not -- not clint east
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